The Art of Richard Thompson

Published on 1st April 2016 by

Richard Thompson is a celebrated American cartoonist, best known for illustrating the syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac which was published in over 150 newspapers worldwide. The comic strip was started in 2004 but ceased to be produced in 2012 due to the progression of Thompson’s Parkinson’s Disease.

The Art of Richard Thompson is a short 2014 documentary made by his former neighbour Andy Hemmendinger which looks back at the art and career of Thompson.


A documentary book of the same title was also released in the same year, The Art of Richard Thompson, it includes extensive explanation of the processes and thinking behind some of his work and some stunning high quality images of his artwork

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